All indications from Philadelphia are that they want to shake things up this offseason. We already know Rod Thorn is more or less out and that Lou Williams has opted out. In his chat today, ESPN's Chad Ford said that he is again hearing Andre Iguodala is being shopped. Ford mentions the Wizards or Bobcats as possible destinations with the Sixers, in return, moving up from pick fifteen. Ford mentions Bradley Beal, Thomas Robinson or Andre Drummond as Sixers' targets. Here are others odds and ends from around the league on Sunday night:
- Speaking of the 76ers, Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News says that there is plenty of interest in Lou Williams now that he has opted out and that he could sign a deal similar to teammate Thaddeus Young, who netted a five year, $43MM deal. Cooney adds that Spencer Hawes, who also opted out, could require $5-7MM per year.
- Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News, as part of their NBA free agent series, evaluates Steve Nash as a fit for the Mavericks, putting the odds of a Dallas and Nash reunion at 20 percent, which seems a bit high.
- The Bucks will try to keep Brandon Jennings, who will be a restricted free agent after next year, writes Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Milwaukee GM John Hammond talked about his point guard, saying negotiations can't start until July 1: "Until then, we’re not allowed to, and that’s the reason we haven’t. I think we all understand the importance of Brandon, who he is to our organization and what he has done for us."
- If there is any question if Gregg Popovich is a factor in recruiting new players for the Spurs, not to mention keeping them happy once they get there, Buck Harvey answers it in his Stephen Jackson centric piece for the San Antonio Express-News. Harvey says Popovich's honesty won the mercurial Jackson over in his stay in San Antonio.